June 16, 2015 admin

PURPOSE: On October 11, 1995 My Daughter Was Born

by Scott Addington

Age 54. Fort Collins, CO

I began an earnest search for purpose at age 18, when I dropped out of college (I wasn’t finding my purpose there!) and spent the next thirteen years drifting. I moved to Wyoming and then to California, played music, lived in a tent, started an organic vegetable farm and lived a minimalist life. During this time I also looked inside books, hoping an author could explain purpose to me.

As is often the case, my purpose became clearly evident after I had stopped looking for it.


As is often the case, my purpose became clearly evident after I had stopped looking for it. On October 11, 1995 my daughter was born. Beginning with that moment, there has never been the slightest doubt regarding the purpose and source of meaning in my life. Being a father is the most meaningful and rewarding pursuit a man could ever hope to experience. Perhaps that is built into our survival as a species – that our greatest purpose can be found in the very act that perpetuates our existence.

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